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Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Board of Management

Identifier: LHB2

Scope and Contents

Board of Management minutes 1948-1974; Committee minutes 1948-1974; annual reports 1948-1973, 1989-1990; standing orders and lists of committees 1948-1974; brochures 1960-1970; Work Studies (S.E. Regional Hospital Board) 1960-1974; Work Studies (various) 1958-1973; Staff Returns and Review Committee papers 1948-1953; Joint Planning Committee papers 1959-1966; Radiological Safety Committee papers 1965-1972; miscellaneous committee papers 1954-1974; staff appointments, establishment, etc 1948-1989; general administration 1949-1972; wards, medical services, patient care, etc 1949-1974; nurse training 1958-1974; periodicals 1954-1974


  • Creation: 1948-1990

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Set up as a result of the NHS (Scotland) Act of 1947 under the control of the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board and operated until reorganisation in 1974. The following were included: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Queen Mary Maternity Home, Corstorphine Hospital, Beechmount Hospital, Chalmers Hospital (from 1970), Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion (from 1969, incorporating Orthoptic Clinic, School Eye Service and Artificial Eye Fitting Centre, Cambridge Street), Hearing Aid Centre, Cambridge Street, Seamen's Dispensary, Leith, and Child Welfare Clinic, Windsor Street. It became Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Unit, and subsequently the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh National Health Service Trust and Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust.


3.23 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


No further accessions are expectedChronological within record class

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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